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No garbage from outside coastal areas will be accepted

Following an outrage over the stink from the waste management plant at Saligao, the Solid Waste Management Corporation (SWMC) has decided not to accept any garbage from outside the coastal areas. The villagers of Saligao and Candolim area are up in their arms against the stench, which has been emanating […]

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MGP needs to make amends for attempting to merge Goa with Mah

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) needs to make amends for attempting to merge Goa with Maharashtra in the past by now taking the lead to give official recognition to Opinion Poll Day, deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said. Lobo said though there have been repeated demands over the […]

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Reforms in education and change in thinking is necessary to introduce quality education in government schools

Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would have to change his way of thinking if he was serious to bring about change in education system in government schools. “Reforms in education and change in thinking is necessary to introduce quality education in government schools. […]


Spending Rs 5 crore on a 25-year vision document is a waste

Deputy speaker Michael Lobo criticized his government for not consulting legislators and stakeholders in preparing the tourism master plan and alleged that spending Rs 5 crore on the 25-year vision document is a waste. BJP’s Calangute MLA was speaking after attending the meeting called by tourism minister Manohar Azgaonkar to […]

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Fisheries Dept not serious about traditional Goan fisherman

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo today alleged the LED fishing and bull trawling ban is still not being implemented despite the law in place. Lobo along with Ports Minister Jayesh Salgaocar and Goenchya Ramponkaracho Ekvott today met Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar on the issue of LED Light as well as Bull […]


Archaic rules prevent Panchayats from spending crores of rupees; Govt. must amend TCP Act for sustainable development

Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Wednesday called for long-pending administrative reforms in various government departments. Talking to reporters, he cited the plight of ‘Class 1’ panchayats like Calangute and Candolim which are unable to undertake public utility projects due to outdated administrative rules. “These panchayats have crores […]

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Goa Tourism will die a slow death

Anxious about the drop in number of tourists to Goa as well as “low quality tourism” Goa’s Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo on Wednesday said the coastal state, which is a known tourism destination, needs to have a “chintan baithak” to resolve the crisis. Lobo, who is a ruling BJP legislator […]


Bypass road from Calangute to Sinquerim needed for smooth flow of traffic; 12 illegal stalls removed in Calangute

Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said the state government would have to reconsider the proposal for a bypass road from Calangute to Sinquerim if the arterial Calangute-Candolim road was to be decongested.

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